Saturday, July 23, 2016

Advanced training offered for select Rec League players in Fall 2016!

Macon County Soccer Club is offering advanced training for select Recreation League Players in Fall 2016 - our Rec Select program.

In conjunction with the Macon County Soccer Academy, the club is offering a weekly training session for interested Recreation League players in Fall 2016, which will finish up the fall season with one or two home games with regional opponents. This is a great opportunity for players to get advanced training, conducted by licensed Academy coaches. This program is available to boys and girls born in 2008 or 2009.
A once-weekly training session will be held at the Industrial Park fields during the regular Recreation league season. The cost of the program is $40, which includes a jersey, 7 or 8 training sessions, and 1 or 2 Sunday home games with regional opponents and/or mixed Academy teams. 

To sign up for the program, add $40 to your registration fees when you register for the Recreation League (in the donation field), and put “Rec Select” on the comment line. If you register in person at the Community Building or at Sports Zone or Twice Played Sports, write "Rec Select" on the application. For more information, email the Academy Director.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We need volunteers!

Franklin and Macon County: We need volunteers more than ever!  

Thank you all for your participation in our soccer programs this spring and last fall. We are grateful that you choose to participate in soccer, with all of the other alternatives that are available to your children.

We depend on volunteer effort for many club functions, starting with coaches and assistant coaches, coordinators, schedulers, and managers of different functions of the club. Our board members also fulfill core functions required by our Association's charter with NCYSA.

At the moment we have very few board members and volunteers who have children in the recreation league. Most of us who volunteer and hold board positions have children who have aged out our rec program. For the upcoming fall season, and going forward, we will need more volunteer participation from the community to help run our soccer programs.

We would like to invite you to attend a board meeting to find out the different things we do, and where we need help. Our next board meeting is scheduled for next Monday June 6th at 7:00pm, at First Christian Church. Some of the volunteer roles that we need the most help with are:

Recreation Coordinator
Awards Coordinator
Equipment Coordinator
Field Maintenance (lining, painting)
Web site / PR

If you are interested in finding a rewarding volunteer role and helping our club, please come out to our board meeting on Monday.

Monday, May 16, 2016

All youth players invited: Nantahala Adventure 3v3 tournament

Swain Youth Soccer Association (Bryson City) is hosting the Nantahala Adventure 3v3 Shootout soccer tournament June 18-19. The tournament is open to the U8-U18 age groups, plus an adult division.

Participants in the tournament also receive a FREE pass to the ZIP Line Adventure Park at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, good during the weekend of the tournament. Also included are discounts on rafting and tubing. For more information, visit the facebook page, or see the tournament registration site.

This tournament is a Qualifying event for the Challenge Sports 3v3 National Championship, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, at Walt Disney World Resort, July 29-31, 2016.  The top 4 teams in each division qualify.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thank you to our Spring 2016 sponsors!

Thank  you to all our Spring 2016 sponsors, and especially our Gold and Platinum sponsors!

Academy program evaluations to be held May 29th and June 2nd for 2016-2017 teams

The Macon County Soccer Academy is holding evaluations for the Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Academy program. Evaluations will be held Sunday, May 29th at 2:00-3:30pm, and Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-7:30pm, at The Industrial Park Fields. Boys and Girls teams are to be formed for players born in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Potential players may attend one or both sessions (preferred)

The Academy program features advanced training with a focus on individual skill improvement. Teams play in home and away matches in Western North Carolina, and travel for an overnight tournament once or twice a year. The Academy program is for players who love soccer as their sport of choice. The program is designed for annual (fall and spring) participation, but fall-only participation is possible as well, for players who participate in other sports.

The annual cost of the program is $165 for U8 and $235 for U9/U10. A refundable $25 deposit is required at the evaluation session. Practices will begin in mid-August for matches starting in early September. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to attend the evaluation session. A supplemental evaluation may be held in early August. For more information, see our Academy page and our FAQ page. If you have questions, contact the Academy Director.